“A big hole in my heart”: Spill patrons mourn the venue’s closure

Much loved Peterborough venue The Spill abruptly announced it was closing on October 14, 2017. There was time to arrange one final concert that night, news about which spread quickly by text message and on social media.

Peterborough Currents spoke with people at The Spill’s final concert, and they shared their favourite memories, and spoke about what the venue meant to them.

Patrons remembered their first gigs and first beers, and the beautiful glow of the Hi-Tops sign┬áthat was across the street in the venue’s early days. They said they felt like they grew up at The Spill, and worried about where their community would gather now that the venue was closing.

(Photo by Will Pearson, music by John Whelan)

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